Hayes Raffle is a Ph.D. cadidate in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. He is a practicing artist and designer researching systems and devices that engage people's touch to improve communication, education, and artistic expression.
Before attending the Media Lab, Hayes received a B.A. in fine art (sculpture) at Yale,helped design and develop the award-winning ZOOB® building system and ran his own artand design studio in California. He is the winner of several major design awards and has shown his art in Europe and the United States.